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MSCE - General Option

 

The Master of Science in Civil Engineering with a General Option offers a broad education covering several specialty areas of Civil Engineering. Specialized Masters of Science in Civil Engineering are also offered in Construction Engineering and Management, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Environmental Engineering.

Prerequisites

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field.

Requirements

  • Conform to the general requirements of the Viterbi School of Engineering
  • 27 units selected under the direction of the student's adviser as follows:
  • A minimum of 18 units from the following four areas with a minimum of 3 units and a maximum of 6 units from each area.

Specialty Areas

 
Environmental Engineering and Water Resources
  • CE 465   - Water Supply and Sewerage System Design (3)
  • ENE 505 - Energy and the Environment (3)
  • CE 520a - Ocean and Coastal Engineering (3)
  • ENE 535 - Applied Air Quality Management (3)
Construction and Transportation
  • CE 462 - Construction Methods and Equipment (3)
  • CE 471 - Principles of Transportation Engineering (3)
  • CE 501 - Functions of the Constructor (3)
  • CE 556 - Project Controls: Budgeting and Estimating (3)
  • CE 566 - Project Controls: Planning and Scheduling (3)
  • CE 579 - Introduction to Transportation Planning Law (3)
  • CE 583 - Design of Transportation Facilities (3)
  • CE 585 - Traffic Engineering and Control (3)
Structural Engineering
  • CE 537 - Advanced Reinforced Concrete (3)
  • CE 538 - Prestressed Concrete (3)
  • CE 539 - Advanced Steel Structures (3)
Geotechnical Engineering
  • CE 482 - Foundation Design (3)
  • CE 534 - Design of Earth Structures (3)
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Additional courses (up to six units) may be selected from Civil Engineering courses or disciplines related to Civil Engineering with the consent of an adviser.

Special Concentration in Geographic Information Science
  • A selected sequence of 12 units (3 courses) from the Spatial Science Institute Graduate Certificate Program in Geographic Information Science. 
Special Concentration in Public Works
  • A selected sequence of 12 units (3 courses) from the School of Policy, Planning and Development graduate program in Public Administration. Statistics is a prerequisite for many of these courses. Students who have completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering will normally have met this requirement. If not, students should also complete PPD 404x - Statistics for Policy, Planning and Development, or CE 408 - Risk Analysis in Civil Engineering, or an adviser approved alternative.